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World’s first absorbable percutaneous closure device for large venotomies

Project description

An intravenous patch for large venotomies

Various surgeries such as transcatheter heart valve procedures require large venotomies, holes in the femoral vein that provide access to the heart. However, these are difficult to close, leaving patients exposed to complications such as blood loss, infection and thrombosis. The EU-funded VENOCLOSE project proposes to address this unmet medical need by developing a patch-based product suitable for closing venotomies.The patch offers a matrix that supports wound healing and is based on existing and well-validated technology already in clinical use. It can be used intravenously, giving the surgeon the ability to seal vessels from the inside without the need for surgery.

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Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 999,00
Parkmore Business Park West
H91 V3KP Galway

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 386 888,50